Chios

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South of Lesvos lies one of the most beautiful islands of the Aegean: Chios, where the green of the trees and the aquamarine of the sea are within kissing distance. Here the verdant valleys embrace the pretty towns redolent with mastic from the countless chewing gum trees (actually mastic-trees). The millennia-old history of the island dissapears into the recesses of mythology. Multi-coloured houses, fishing boats, and nets spread out in the old harbour. Modern houses and busy houses decorate the plain villages such as Vrondados, Pantoukios, and Lagadas. Good beaches at Kardamila. Alpine scenery with rare beauty at Volissos, such as the Venetian fort and the historic monastery of Agios Georgios. Enchanting scenery just before Nea Moni. Villages unchanged since the middle ages at Anavato and Mesta. Pottery workshops at Armolia and painting compositions at Pirgi.


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IDENTITY

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RECREATION

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TOWNS

Chios / Kardamila / Karies / Mesta / Pirgi / Volissos / Vrondados

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